July 23, 2006

Iced coffee ad for Hispanics outrage

The mayor of Bogota, New Jersey, authorized by a 4 to 2 vote of the council, wrote to McDonald's to protest a billboard on which iced coffee was advertised in Spanish. He urges a boycott if McDonald's won't take the sign down (see story here). I ought to have an informed comment on this, but words fail me. I simply do not believe the excesses of the language bigots in this country sometimes.

Posted by Geoffrey K. Pullum at July 23, 2006 01:53 PM